Scrum Master (Locals Preferred)

Scrum Master
Contract Independent, Contract W2, C2H Corp-To-Corp, C2H Independent, C2H W2
Depends On Experience
Telecommuting not available Travel not required

Job Description

Scrum Master
Morristown, NJ
6+ Months Contract

DEPARTMENT/TEAM DESCRIPTION Research and Development Information Technology Operations

POSITION SUMMARY
Scrum master needed for an Agile project supporting Consumer Health R&D Laboratory

POSITION DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Ability to manage agile projects through all sprints/iterations and phases of the project
• Organize and facilitate sprint planning and release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint reviews, retrospectives, and other agile related events
• Track and communicate team metrics and sprint/release progress
• Works independently, without the need for day-to-day guidance.
• Collaborates with product owner, scrum teams on user story sizing and acceptance criteria definition and leads continuous refinement and prioritization of the product backlog
• Update agile tracking systems to provide transparency on product and sprint backlogs
• Update company project portfolio system for status, resource capacity planning, and budget preparation
• Ensure system implementation is validated and compliant and all system documentation is completed
• Strong commitment and support of the success of the core team and is outcomes
• Responsible for internal and external communication
• Assist team with making appropriate commitments through story selection and task definition
• Determine and remove all obstacles that may interfere with the ability of the teams’ to deliver assigned goals
• Provide direction to project activities to ensure successful implementation and support
• Promote a collaborative team environment that fosters experimentation, creativity and innovation
• Ability to communicate, influence and partner effectively using strong verbal and written communication

REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES Education Requirement(s):
• Bachelors Degree with 10+ years of applicable experience OR
• Masters Degree with 6+ years of applicable experience, or
• Ph.D with 8+ years of applicable experience

Skill & Competency Requirements:
• Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and/or Professional Scrum Master (PSM) preferred
• 5+ years’ experience of Scrum Master experience
• 5+ years’ experience managing in GxP laboratory environment
• Thorough understanding of enterprise software development processes and lifecycle
• Ability to adjust and apply technical knowledge in a dynamic environment using Agile development principles
• Prioritize multiple tasks effectively
• Proven experience building strong working relationships and working successfully in cross-functional teams
• Ability to quickly understand the scope of the project and identify key success and risk factors
• Exceptional verbal, written and communication skills.
• Strong presentation and facilitation skills
• Comfortable working with ambiguity and evolving priorities
• Flexible, yet firm in approach to managing the project
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Visio, SharePoint and PowerPoint) and JIRA, MS Team

Preferences:
• Experience with automated testing tool HP ALM a plus
• Knowledge of Waters Laboratory systems; Empower and/or ELN a plus
• Knowledge of LabWare LIMs a plus

Dice Id : RTL113242
Position Id : 740335
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